I am a strong advocate of gender equality. We have to break down gender stereotypes, and enable women to reach their full potential within and beyond the UN. Women are powerful agents of change: their talent in preventive diplomacy, conflict prevention and resolution, post-conflict peacebuilding and reconciliation should be fully used. Sustainable peace, prosperity and the respect for human rights can only be achieved with their meaningful participation in all levels of decision-making.
Reach out to and engage male colleagues in achieving gender parity. Organise events and meetings promoting gender equality and women's empowerment, and use social media to raise awareness among the broader public on these issues.
Promote work-life balance for members of the Mission in order to enable them to fulfill their full potential.